Saturday, May 29, 2021

Motley Mix

Back on March 24 I received several bags of scraps. I thought it would be fun to see how many donation quilts I could make from those scraps, I first sorted them into various piles. One of those piles was a 14 quart bin of warm colored scraps. I made a Streak of Lightning top and an Uneven Nine Patch top and then I still had some bits and pieces of scraps in that 14 quart bin of warm. So I made a lot of different blocks from the leftover warm scraps and now I only have warm scraps left for some slabs and crumb blocks.  

First I made some Bear Paws that finish at 6 inches. I will make these as I go along when I have 4. 5and 2.5 inch scraps.  They are going into the Parts Department and when I have a lot of them I will make some quilts. 

More Bear Paws. For some of these I added in some 4.5 inch squares from the Parts Department.

Sixteen Patch Stars

I had some 4 inch squares left in the 14 quarts of warm. I also have a little drawer of 4 inch novelty squares from previous I Spy type swaps. So the warm squares got together with the novelty squares and a few Sixteen Patch Stars were born. I previously made four blocks from green scraps so if I make a purple and a blue block I should have enough for another nice donation quilt top. 

With 2.5 and 2 inch scraps I was able to add a few Indian Hatchet blocks that finish at 4 inches to my collection. A vintage quilt was the inspiration for these blocks. 

Also with 2.5 inch squares I was able to make some small Chips (Economy Blocks) to add to my collection. And whenever any project leaves me with 2.5 inch scraps I make Nine Patches for the Parts Department. At year end those will be made into quilts.

Whenever I have 3.5 inch scraps leftover I combine them with low volume scraps to make Four Patches or Uneven Nine Patches. More for the Parts Department!

I started making 3 inch project leftovers into Hollow Nine Patches. The Parts Department is growing!

I love blocks made from 1.5 inch scraps. I have a whole 14 quart bin of little 3 inch Nine Patches so I added in some more. And I started making some Rail Fence and Bit Coin blocks that will be new Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) projects. I like to have projects going for all sizes of scraps so I can make blocks with project leftovers instead of throwing leftovers in boxes and bags to sort later. 

Two inch scraps get made into Four Patches. 

And I added a couple more blocks to the RSC line up. 

Some of the rest of the scraps in that 14 quart bin of warm got cut into squares for the Parts Department and if there was less than a square I made a little strip for a future Chinese Coins quilt. My box of these little strips is overflowing so I should probably make a quilt now...or maybe later. 

Since the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month is red and I definitely used some red scraps I will link up with RSC ScrapHappy Saturday where all kinds of scrappy things are happening. 



scraphappy said...

That is a lot of progress on a lot of blocks. I can't believe you are still pulling more blocks out of that scrap bag.

Julierose said...

You are amazing to be able to work on so many projects at the same time--you have a lot of great novelty novelties have dwindled--hmmm
maybe i have to re-stash!! Hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

Wow! Wow and wow and wow!
First I'm going to run upstairs and make a mock-up of at least one of those blocks. Then I'm going to go lie down because I'm exhausted just watching you!

Marly said...

You have so many projects going with scraps, I can't help wondering what other projects you have on the go that generate so many scraps. You are so well organised; I'd lose track of so many projects.

Linda said...

Amazing number of blocks, so many different projects going on. However do you keep track of them all? The 16 patch stars will make a great quilt.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your productivity amazes me - the scraps sorted by sizes clearly works for you!

sue s said...

I agree with Quiltdivajulie- your scrap system works so well for you!

Cathy said...

I know there’s a method to your Quilty madness, but how you keep so many plates spinning is beyond human comprehension. I’m just glad I can sit on the sidelines and watch all your scraps and plans come to fruition!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You're getting a lot of mileage out of that bin of scraps! I love those 16 patch stars - every time I see them, I remember I want to make some, too!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh what fun your motley mix of a post is today, Cathy!! Awesome use of RED (and more.)

Ivani said...

You sewed like a crazy. So many blocks with great use of pretty reds. Love the Sixteen Patch Stars

---"Love" said...

Just wondering --- do you sew 24 hours a day???? You'll have another quilt before I can turn on my machine! ---"Love"

Nann said...

"Bin of warm," LOL. I love what you've made from the contents of that bin!